Thule 973 BackPac 2 - 2 Bike Carrier

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Thule 973 BackPac 2 Carrier

Thule BackPac 2 973

An elegant bike rack made of tough powder coated steel and aluminium. Especially suitable for mpv's, minivans and estate cars. Easy to fit, easy to use and secure without adjusting straps. Special fitting kits tailored individually to each vehicle type enables this carrier to fit many car models perfectly.

Thule Backpac carrier is equipped with adjustable quick-release wheel straps, and its basic version carries two bikes.

An additional adapter 973-23 enables it to carry three bikes, and adapter 973-24 (requires 973-23 as well) enables it to carry up to four bikes on many vehicles. A locking adapter 567 is also available to lock the bike rack to the car for increased security.

The frame holder fits all cycle frames from 22 to 80 mm diameter
Placement does not cover rear lights or registration plates in most cases. Bike platform folds away when not in use. Load capacity 60kg. Not suitable for use with cars fitted with spoiler.

Note: Please note that the Thule BackPac 2 973 is not a universal fit. Please use our bike rack selector to check compatiblity with your vehicle.


  • Carries 2 bikes as standard. Upto 4 with additional bike adapters.
  • Adapter 973-23 required for 3 bikes
  • Adapter 973-23 & 973-24 required for 4 bikes
  • High position keeps the rear lights and number plate visible on most cars
  • Detachable and easy to move frame holders
  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • Extendable wheel trays
  • Quick release straps to secure wheels
  • All contact points with car are rubber coated
  • Locks the bikes to the bike rack (lock included)
  • Optional lock available to lock the carrier to the car (Thule 567)
  • A special kit adjusts the carrier to fit a number of vehicle models
  • Note: Please note that the Thule BackPac 2 973 is not a universal fit. Please use our bike rack selector to check compatiblity with your vehicle.


  • Bike Capacity: 2+1+1 Bikes
  • Load Capacity: 60kg
  • Max Bike Weight: 15kg
  • Bike Frame Size: All
  • Bikes Lockable: Yes
  • Carrier Lockable: Optional lock available to lock the carrier to the car.
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 141 x 75 x 154 cm
  • Folded Dimensions: 97 x 45 x 154 cm


We offer a delivery service for the Thule BackPac 2 973 throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Where possible orders are sent out via a courier using an overnight delivery service, orders are normally despatched within 24 hours. The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket

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Buy a Thule BackPac 2 973 online from our website and collect from one of our nationwide branches.
We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

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Our Stores are:

  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
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  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RF
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

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